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Galveston College sets free Quickstart training programs

Registration is now open for Galveston College’s free Quickstart training programs in Electrical Technology and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), beginning July 29 and Aug 26.

Register online at https://gc.edu/quickstart-programs.

Funded by a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission, the Quickstart programs are designed to help individuals find entry-level jobs in the fast-growing #HVAC and #electrical industries.

In the eight-week programs, students will be presented with the basics of a trade, including safety procedures, proper tool usage, regulations, codes and more.

In addition to job training, GalvestonCollege offers career counseling and job placement assistance.

Tuition is free for those accepted into the programs. However, students must purchase their own steel-toed boots.

An individual applying to a Quickstart program must

  • be age 18 or older. (Proof of age is required such as driver’s license or birth certificate.)
  • be a United States citizen or certified to work in the United States. (A Social Security card or original I-9 documentation is required.)
  • meet United States Military Selective Service registration requirements, if male. (Student must present Registration Acknowledgment Card at the time of enrollment.)

Following acceptance into the program, the applicant must meet with Galveston College’s job placement navigator and bring required documents.

For more information, please contact Job Placement Navigator Mary Powers at (409) 944-1287 or mpowers@gc.edu. (Si necesitas ayuda llenando el formulario, llamame a 409-944-1287 y te ayudo con mucho gusto.)

Above: Recent graduates of the Galveston College Quickstart Electrical Helper training program include (standing, left to right) Quency Adams, Jenson Brunner, Collin Sempe, teacher Horace Williams IV, Keilan Navarro, D’Asia Scranton, Zulemie Perez and (kneeling, left to right) Eduardo Vazquez and Jamall Williams. Not pictured is LaMarc Graves.

Quickstart graduates

Galveston College offers free Quickstart training opportunities

Quickstart graduates

Galveston College still has openings for its free Quickstart training programs in Electrical Technology and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), beginning Jan. 14.

Apply today at gc.edu/quickstart

Funded by a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission, the Quickstart programs are designed to help individuals find entry-level jobs in the fast-growing HVAC and electrical industries.

In the eight-week programs, students will be presented with the basics of a trade, including safety procedures, proper tool usage, regulations, codes and more.

In addition to job training, Galveston College offers career counseling and job placement assistance.

Tuition is free for those accepted into the programs. However, students must purchase their own steel-toed boots.

An individual applying to a Quickstart program must

  • be age 18 or older. (Proof of age is required such as driver’s license or birth certificate.)
  • be a United States citizen or certified to work in the United States. (A Social Security card or original I-9 documentation is required.)
  • meet United States Military Selective Service registration requirements, if male. (Student must present Registration Acknowledgment Card at the time of enrollment.)

Following acceptance into the program, the applicant must meet with Galveston College’s job placement navigator and bring required documents.

For more information, please contact Job Placement Navigator Mary Powers at (409) 944-1287 or mpowers@gc.edu. (Si necesitas ayuda llenando el formulario, llamame a 409-944-1287 y te ayudo con mucho gusto.)

Above: Ten students in Galveston College’s Quickstart Electrical Helper Training Program completed eight weeks of training on May 10. Pictured at their completion celebration are (front row from left) Corey LaDay, Daniel Sanchez, David Dellolio, (middle row from left) JR Cisneros, instructor Marshel Settlemire, Sid Rambin, Raymond Panameno, Faisel Nofal and Horacio Galvan. Pictured in the back row is Louis Romero. Not pictured are Chris Emmite and co-teacher Robert Reeves.

Galveston College HVAC program visited Mood Gardens

HVAC Quickstart students visit Moody Gardens

Students in Galveston College’s Quickstart HVAC Helper Training class recently enjoyed a visit to Moody Gardens HVAC and electrical operations plant.

On this trip, students had a chance to expand their horizons from practice HVAC equipment in their classroom to massive, commercial equipment in the real world, thanks to the generosity of Moody Gardens Human Resources Manager Kathleen Durham, Plant Engineer David Greer and teacher Karen Alsept, who facilitated the experience.

While on site, the students toured the chillers that provide air conditioning for the Moody Gardens complex, the control room and other areas of the complex.

The free program is funded by a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. New HVAC Quickstart classes will run from June 4 to July 30 from 5-10:30 p.m. at Galveston College’s Applied Technology Center.

For more information, call Mary Powers at (409) 944-1287 or email her at mpowers@gc.edu.

Galveston College students complete Quickstart Electrical Helper training program; new class begins June 4

Ten students in Galveston College’s Quickstart Electrical Helper training program completed eight weeks of training on May 10.

Corey LaDay, Daniel Sanchez, David Dellolio, JR Cisneros, Sid Rambin, Raymond Panameno, Faisel Nofal, Horacio Galvan, Louis Romero and Chris Emmite all finished the program taught by instructor Marshel Settlemire and co-instructor Robert Reeves at the Charlie Thomas Applied Technology Center of Galveston College.

The free program is funded by a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission.  New classes will run from June 4 to July 30 from 5-10:30 p.m. at Galveston College’s Applied Technology Center.

For more information, call Mary Powers at (409) 944-1287 or email her at mpowers@gc.edu.

Galveston College offers free Quickstart training opportunities

HVAC students at Galveston College
HVAC students and their teacher (L-R), Stephan Guyton, Curtis Bagsby, Tony Saifi and Nicholas Smith.

Galveston College still has openings for its free Quickstart training program for Electrical and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) helpers, beginning in March.

Funded by a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission, the Quickstart programs are designed to help individuals find entry-level jobs as helpers in the fast-growing HVAC and electrical industries.

In the eight-week programs, students will be presented with the basics of a trade, including safety procedures, proper tool usage, regulations, codes and more.

“This program has an amazing potential to turn lives around. Folks who have been unemployed, incarcerated, job changers and others who wish to get new skills in order to get a job, get a better job or keep a job are finding success in a program that is very doable,” said Galveston College Job Placement Navigator Mary Powers. “After only eight weeks of training, the wages they can earn won’t be the best, but it is a starting point up a career ladder with an excellent opportunity to enhance economic mobility. Along the way participants  from ages 18 to 75 are finding that their self-esteem is growing and they are gaining confidence in their ability to be productively employed and/or to continue their studies at Galveston College. It has been a super rewarding experience to watch this happen.”

Electrical students at Galveston College
Pictured (L-R) are Electrical students Ron Jackson, Sparkle Gordon and Morgan Howard with teacher Marshel Settlemire.

In addition to job training, Galveston College offers career guidance and job placement assistance.

Tuition is free for those accepted into the programs. However, students must purchase their own steel-toed boots.

An individual applying to a Quickstart program must

  • be age 18 or older. (Proof of age is required such as driver’s license or birth certificate.)
  • be a United States citizen or certified to work in the United States. (A Social Security card or original I-9 documentation is required.)
  • meet United States Military Selective Service registration requirements, if male. (Student must present Registration Acknowledgment Card at the time of enrollment.)

Prior to acceptance into the program, the applicant must meet with Galveston College’s job placement navigator and bring required documents.

Quickstart Electrical Helpers Program students at Galveston College
Quickstart Electrical Helpers Program students (L-R) Josue Hernandez, Ron Jackson, teacher Marshel Settlemire, Morgan Howard

For more information, please contact Job Placement Navigator Mary Powers at 409-944-1287 or mpowers@gc.edu. (Se habla español.)

Electrical and HVAC Quickstart program available

Galveston College offers free Quickstart training opportunities

Electrical and HVAC Quickstart program availableGalveston College still has openings for its free Quickstart training programs in Electrical Technology and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), beginning Jan. 9.

Funded by a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission, the Quickstart programs are designed to help individuals find entry-level jobs in the fast-growing HVAC and electrical industries.

In the eight week programs, students will be presented with the basics of a trade, including safety procedures, proper tool usage, regulations, codes and more.

In addition to job training, Galveston College offers career counseling and job placement assistance.

Tuition is free for those accepted into the programs. However, students must purchase their own steel-toed boots.

An individual applying to a Quickstart program must

  • be age 18 or older. (Proof of age is required such as driver’s license or birth certificate.)
  • be a United States citizen or certified to work in the United States. (A Social Security card or original I-9 documentation is required.)
  • meet United States Military Selective Service registration requirements, if male. (Student must present Registration Acknowledgment Card at the time of enrollment.)

Following acceptance into the program, the applicant must meet with Galveston College’s job placement navigator and bring required documents.

For more information, please contact Job Placement Navigator Mary Powers at 409-944-1287 or mpowers@gc.edu, or see www.gc.edu/Quickstart. (Si necesitas ayuda llenando el formulario, llamame a 409-944-1287 y te ayudo con mucho gusto.)

 

 

 

 

 

Quickstart Programs

The first steps to learning a new trade could be free!

Thanks to a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission, Galveston College is able to offer a new Quickstart program designed to help people find entry-level jobs that help in the fast-growing HVAC and Electrical industries. The program runs for 8 weeks, and you will be presented with the basics of a trade including safety procedures, proper tool usage, regulations, codes and more. This program is designed for people to learn the basics of a trade and start making money right away.

We not only offer job training, but career counseling and help with job placement as well. Tuition is covered for everyone accepted into the program. However, if you are accepted into the program you will need to purchase your own steel toe boots.

3 EASY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS!

An individual applying to the Quickstart Program must:

        1. Are you 18 years of age or older?
          Proof of age is required, such as driver license or birth certificate.
        2. Are you a United States citizen or certified to work in the United States? A Social Security card or original I-9 documentation is required.
        3. If male, do you meet the Selective Service registration requirement?
          Most males have already registered and can print out the registration verification form or get additional information: https://www.sss.gov/Home/Verification/

Following acceptance into the program the applicant must meet with Galveston College’s Job Placement Navigator and bring required documents listed above.

For more information, please contact the Job Placement Navigator, Mary Powers at 409-944-1287 or mpowers@gc.edu.
Si necesitas ayuda llenando el formulario, llamame a 409-944-1287 y te ayudo con mucho gusto.

Why is there a need?

High demand exists for electrical and HVAC helpers. These professions rank among the fastest growing trades. They provide stable, long-term employment with excellent opportunities for salary growth.

 The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted 14% growth in the need for electricians and HVAC technicians between 2014 and 2024. Each industry is adding tens of thousands of jobs – much faster than the average for all industries.

 Wages for skilled workers average between $45,000 and $50,000 per year. The most experienced and hardest working people can make more than $70,000 per year. Of course, beginners make less; helpers in these trades average about $30,000 per year, but can advance quickly. Galveston College provides hands-on training for real-world opportunities such as these.

Details about our Quickstart Electrical Helper program

Our Quickstart Electrical Helper program will include three courses that run for 8 weeks and a total of 176 Contact hours. It is the intent of Galveston College to run four unique “quickstart” during the 2018-2019 school year.

The three courses which will be covered are:

  • Introduction to Electrical Safety and Tools (ELPT 1021)
  • Basic Electrical Theory (ELPT 1011)
  • Electrical Code (ELPT 1001)

Program Details

  • Course Names: Quickstart Electrical Helper
  • Meet: Monday – Thursday*
  • Hours: 5pm – 10:30 pm (schedule is subject to change)
  • Dates: July 29 – September 20, 2019 (*one Friday)
  • Job Placement Assistance: Free
  • Career Guidance: Free
  • Cost: $0 for those accepted into program

Classrooms sets of textbooks and tools are provided. Students must sign a commitment letter and purchase their own steel toe boots.

The student will earn a certificate of completion and an Occupational Skills Award upon completion of the program.

Details about our Quickstart HVAC Helper Program

Our Quickstart HVAC Technician’s Helper program includes three courses running 8 weeks and 176 contact hours. It is the intent of Galveston College to run four unique “quickstarts” in HVAC during the 2018-2019 school year.  The three courses covered in the quickstart  HVAC helper program are:

  • HVAC Shop practices and tools (HART 1007)
  • Refrigeration principles (Hart 1010)
  • Basic electrical for HVAC (HART 1001)

Program Details

  • Course Names: Quickstart HVAC Helper
  • Meet: Monday – Thursday* 
  • Hours: 1pm6:30pm (schedule is subject to change)
  • Dates:  Aug 26  – Oct 18, 2019 *(One Friday)
  • Job Placement Assistance: Free
  • Career Guidance: Free
  • Cost: $0 for those accepted into program

Classroom sets of textbooks and tools are provided. Students must sign a commitment letter and purchase their own steel toe boots.

Student will earn a certificate of completion and an Occupational Skills Award upon completion of the program.

About the Grant

Grant Title: Building Construction Trades Training Demonstration Project.

TWC Contract #  2817WOS005

Award Amount $355,659.00

Project Abstract:

Galveston College, herein referred to as “the Grantee,” shall provide two (2) accelerated continuing education (CE) programs consisting of (1) Electrical and (2) Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC). Each accelerated program will consist of a series of courses that will be completed within eight (8) weeks. In addition to the skills training, Galveston College will have a proactive liaison between area employers and program participants to provide outreach to employers, build relationships with employers, and facilitate opportunities for student internships and job placement. Galveston College will serve one hundred twenty (120) individuals in the accelerated construction trade programs and assist them in entering employment with partner employers.

Regular Hours

Monday & Tuesday 
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday
 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday
Closed

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